Saturday, October 1
When Fandom Ain’t Fun – A Frank Talk by QPOC 12:00 pm Panels Room B
Queer fans of color are often left out, pushed out and talked over in our chosen fandoms. A lot of times the discourse becomes more about hurt feelings than actually listening to those affected by the racism and racist actions.
(Unofficial description: SALTIEST PANEL EVER)
Panelists: Bianca Anderson, Katherine Cross, D.J Kirkland, Rokashi Edwards, and I’m moderating.
Playing With Pride 2:00 pm Panels Room B
Join us for a group discussion on coming out, finding community, creating avatars, hosting inclusive events, & more. The conversation will also feature video clips of diverse LGBTQ gamers sharing their stories from across the country.
Panelists: Matthew Baume (Moderating), D.J Kirkland, Lauren Comp, and me
Creating Inclusive Gaming Groups & Events 4:00 pm Panels Room A
Want to know how to find inclusive groups for gaming? How do you create your own gaming meet-ups? Many game groups play in public, but they’re not welcoming.
You need anti-harassment policies, a game host welcoming the new players, and relationship building with the business owner. You can do it! Our panelists will give you tips on creating safe & welcoming spaces for new players in public places.
Panelists: Joseph Carriker, Donna Prior, Jessica Price, and me
Gatekeeping and Geek Policing 5:00 pm Panels Room B
Geek policing and gate-keeping happens when someone shows interest in something of the nerdy persuasion, and “true fans” chase them away or “cred check”, especially towards marginalized groups.
You’re not a REAL geek if you don’t like Firefly” “FEMALES don’t like strategy games” “OMG WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU LOVE 4TH EDITION, IT SUCKS”. These are all examples of gatekeeping & geek policing.
Panelists: Donna Prior and Tanya DePass (moderating)
How to Twitch Safely as a POC/LGBTQIA/Female ID’d Streamer 6:00 pm Panels Room C
Streaming on Twitch can be fun, but it can also be perilous for some of us. This panel will bring you some tips and tricks such as using bots, human mods and other methods to make your experience as stress free as possible.
Panelists: Simply Undrea, D.J Kirkland, Carolyn Petit and I’m moderating